Aamir Khan is getting ready to play Tom Hanks' role from Hollywood flick Forrest Gump, in Laal Singh Chaddha, its official Hindi adaptation. Meanwhile Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to play Aamir’s romantic interest in the film, which shows the life of a simple-minded man, who has a physical disability. In the Hollywood version, Tom Hanks’ inspiring journey is depicted against the backdrop of some iconic and crucial moments in US history. Similarly, the Hindi adaptation will show Aamir Khan’s character witnessing some momentous events in India’s history.
Bharat, Salman Khan’s recent movie, began with Indo-Pak partition and ended in 2010. However, Laal Singh Chaddha, which is being written by Atul Kulkarni, will focus on other important events in history. The story will begin in the '70s and 1971 war between India and Pakistan. Aamir, along with the director Advait Chandan, is researching material from that era, so that the movie is a socio-political drama rather than a story about a single individual. They also plan to showcase the entire period when Emergency was declared in India and the assassinations of Indian prime ministers, Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi, among other events.
Along with the 1971 War, the film will also briefly show the Kargil War in the second half. This means that the audience will see Aamir's character age through the years and move to the present time. According to sources, Aamir has been eager to remake Forrest Gump for several years and now that the project is finally underway, he is completely devoted to the character. The actor will be losing at least 12-14 kilos to play a younger Laal Singh Chaddha, as he needs to look more fit than he did in Thugs Of Hindostan. The film will be released over Christmas in 2020.